Sometimes it’s Safer to Just Watch

Vendor sites like DIRECT TV boast a lot of great outlets for people to really get the most out of their sports. Some of these programs and events are so inspiring that we participate, ourselves or, at the very least, aspire to. However, some sports are best left to the professionals and motocross is just one of them.

Motocross is a blanket term used to apply to a number of different motorized, vehicular events. Dirt biking with motorized bikes is usually the most common event but it has been known to incorporate other elements like ATV.

It is an extremely exciting spectacle that is most note-worthy for all the injuries that are incurred by the participants. In fact, people get hurt more from motocross than most other sports out there. It’s simply not for the faint of heart.

That’s why it’s probably wise, unless you have a lot of time on your hands and a bottomless health coverage plan, to enjoy motocross vicariously through the TV. The safety standards regarding practice and gear are not like your standards found in football or MLB. It’s much grittier and the stakes are much higher. That’s probably why it’s such an exciting sporting event for people.

Is Motocross Racing Loosing It’s Popularity?

A few racing enthusiasts have begun to question the popularity of motocross racing. Although motocross racing is not frequently broadcasted on national television, the sport’s popularity is definitely on the rise. Fast speeds and incredible jumps keep the crowds entertained for hours at a time. The risk of danger only intensifies the excitement of motocross racing.

The reality is that motocross racing may never reach the popularity of other racing events such as NASCAR. However, that does not mean that the motocross racing is not a force to be reckoned with.Is this new to Read the rest of this entry »

Motocross: Where It All Began And Where It’s Heading

Motocross fans have seen many changes in their beloved sport over the past 100 years. As late as the 1930s, Motocross bikes were slightly modified street bikes. During the following decade, BSA, which was then the world’s largest motorcycle company, dominated Motocross. By the time BSA went out of business in the 1970s, two-stroke engines had replaced the earlier four-strokes, Japanese manufacturers had taken over and Motocross had become popular in the United States. With the advent of Supercross, Arenacross and Supermoto, it is clear that the future of Motocross will include an increasing number Read the rest of this entry »

How To Become An AMA Motocross Member?

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is all about motorcycles. Not only is the AMA the governing body of the sport of motocross racing in America, it is also the only official organization serving all motorcyclists in the country. If you want to become part of the excitement of motocross, you need to do two things: become a member of the AMA and start racing.

The first step is easy. To become a member of the AMA, simply complete the registration form and submit it with the requisite fee. You can register online, over the phone or by mail, and Read the rest of this entry »

The Origins Of Motocross And How Far It’s Come

The first know off road event was in 1924 named, the Scrambles. This was to be the earliest form of Motocross to this day. Motorsports started as a couple of off road motorcycle trials, where they held competitions. Shortly after the scrambles was established, the sport grew in popularity, specially in British. Most common teams were from the Birmingham Small Arms Company, Norton and Matchless. The bikes used in these races were slightly different from those that were use on the street. The competition of ruff and rugged terrain, Read the rest of this entry »

How Long Is The AMA Motocross Series?

Motocross enthusiasts around the world are eagerly awaiting the start of the 2012 AMA Motocross Championship Series. This event allows fans to experience some of the best tracks and biggest names in the sport of motocross. With a series consisting of 12 rounds throughout the States, fans are counting down the days to this highly anticipated opener.

The AMA Motocross Series Championship begins on May 19 at Hangtown in Sacramento, California and will conclude on September 8 at Lake Elsinore Motocross Park, Lake Elsinore, California.

2012 AMA Motocross Championship Schedule:

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Motocross Sport: The Element Of “No Fear” Is Required

Motorsport is slowly gaining popularity all over the world today. It is a fast paced sport that makes some people fear. However, those who engage in the sport have learned to put their fears aside. In order to enjoy this sport, it is good to learn tactics of eliminating fear.

To start with, fear is a conception that is in the mind. On the other hand, the mind is filled with thoughts and conceptions. In case you fill your mind with negative things about the Read the rest of this entry »

Getting Back In The Game After A Severe Motocross Injury

Being active in motocross is not only just being involved in the sport, it is a lifestyle. The thrill of motocross compares to very little, and those who thoroughly enjoy the fast paced thrill of riding understand that the rides are only part of the thrill, as it is also something you need to be mentally prepared for. No other time does this come in to play than after you have suffered a severe motocross injury and are gearing up to get back in to the swing of riding.

Once you Read the rest of this entry »

Motocross: Am I Too Old To Get Into This Sport?

Sometimes it is hard to face facts when it comes to age and sports. The truth is that there are some sports that just cannot be played throughout ones life, and motocross certainly falls into that category. If you are serious about being good at motocross then you need to realize that when you reach a certain age (35 or older), you are simply not going to have the same reflexes as before. While you may be an experienced motocross rider, you will not be able to make the quick adjustments that are required Read the rest of this entry »